Many organizations have moved toward telecommuting and virtual work due to rising travel costs, a global customer base, and the dispersion of talent. However, leading a virtual team or geographically dispersed employees is dramatically different than traditional face-to-face leadership. Leaders of virtual teams, who manage from a distance, face unique issues and challenges surrounding collaboration, accountability, motivation and building trust.
Based on OnPoint’s groundbreaking research study described in Virtual Team Success (co-authored with Darleen DeRosa), Rick Lepsinger, President of OnPoint, will review the RAMP Model (Relationships, Accountability, Motivation and Purpose and Process) which describes four areas that differentiate the most effective virtual leaders. He will provide practical tips and guidelines for each element of the RAMP model to help virtual team leaders effectively lead from a distance.